20 January 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 200
A PAIR OF NYMPHENBURG WHITE PORCELAIN FIGURES OF HARLEKIN AND HARLEKINE
20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED AND INCISED MARKS
Modelled after the originals by F. A. Bustelli, in theatrical costume, on 'c' scroll moulded bases
8 in. (20.2 cm.) high (2)
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Franz Anton Bustelli became modellmeister of the Nymphenburg factory in 1754 and retained the position until his death in 1763. His magnificent series of figures based on the Italian comedy are the most important expression of the Rococo style in German porcelain.
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